05 July 2012
The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery today welcome changes to surgical services for children with complex heart conditions.
All surgeons want to be able to deliver the best quality of care for every patient. While we understand that people do not want to see the unit that is close to them close, the extensive review process indicates that improvements are achievable by concentrating children’s heart surgery in fewer, larger units in England.
The Society and The College will support surgeons to manage the transition to the new service structure in order to ensure that maximum continuity and quality of care is provided for children and their families.
President of The Royal College of Surgeons, Norman Williams
President of The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Roxburgh
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